Comics

My collaboration with writer Sam Costello, LABOR AND LOVE: A Garland of American Folk Ballads- is a comic adaptation of work songs, murder ballads, and sea shanties. In addition to the comics, each story includes bonus material such as a common or canonical version of the lyrics, information about recordings, and notes about the song or the comic’s creation.

You can view a google preview here. The book is also available online at Gumroad as well as Comixology and Lulu.

I’ve also contributed to anthologies like NEGATIVE BURN, Andrew Dabb’s SLICES, SIDE A: The Music Lover’s Comic Anthology, SPLIT LIP, and BOO! Halloween Stories. My work was also been featured in the books WEBCOMICS: Tools and Techniques of the Digital Artist by Steven Withrow published by Barron’s Educational Series and CHARACTER DESIGN FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS from Focal Press, as well as the documentary film ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS.

I also spent five years during the early internet making visually rich webcomics with an emphasis on nonlinear storytelling models that pioneered navigation in the newly arrived digital environment. My collaboration with Alexander Danner, FIVE WAYS TO LOVE A COCKROACH was featured in MoCCA’s “Infinite Canvas” art exhibition and won a Cartoonists Choice Award for Outstanding Use of Infinite Canvas in 2006. Way back then, I also made Scott McCloud’s list of up and coming webcomic talent.

You can find a full listing of what can still be found of this work at hypercomics.net.